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LOVE STORIES

Read the love stories and discuss

The Story Behind This 51-Foot Long


Love Letter Will Melt Your Heart a
Little
When Isabel Forlenza's beau was overseas in the Korean War, she wrote him
every day on a big roll of teletype paper. Turns out, she had a lot to say!

I met my husband when we were both in the fifth


grade, but I didnt fall in love with him until I was 14.

During the Korean War, Manny was in the Army. In


the beginning, I didnt know where he was stationed
or where he was going to be deployed. I wrote to
him every day on a roll of teletype paper. I ended the letter on the
same roll and continued this until I had an address to send it to.
After 11 days, I received a letter from Manny from Tacoma,
Washington. He was going to be deployed to an unknown location.

Around Valentines Day, I was finally able to send him my letter,


which by that time was 51 feet long. As he was reading it, a
sergeant passed and said, What is that? Manny replied, My
girlfriend wrote me a letter. The sergeant said, Soldier, dont move
we want to get your photo taken. It will help boost the morale of
the servicemen.
Our marriage has lasted longer than that letter. Weve spent 57
happy years together.

LOVE STORIES

Read Roberts love story and discuss

After 47 Years of Marriage, This Couple


Still Shares McDonalds for Every
Anniversary
Its love with a side of fries.

I met Sharon at church in September 1962, when she was


12 and I was 17. I didnt ask her out until April 22, 1965,
when she was 14 and a half and I was 18. Our date started
at church, and afterward we went to the McDonalds in
Granite City to share some french fries. Since this was
before ketchup packets and dispensers, we purchased a
dunk cup for 3 cents. We sat, talked, and fed each other
french fries.

I joined the Air Force in October 1965, and we started writing letters.
She was still a baby in my mind. It wasnt until I came home in December
1966 that I realized that that baby had grown up and matured into the
woman I wanted to marry. Letters and feelings of love blossomed, and we
were engaged in 1967.
On April 22, 2016, like every year before it, youll find
us at McDonalds with our traditional order of french fries.
We now bring a small bowl from home that resembles our
original dunk cup. Sharon and I still feed each other french
fries as we talk of all the happenings of bygone years. We
will have been married 47 years this coming September. Im
soon to be 70, and my wife is soon to be 65 years young.
LOVE STORIES

Read Isabels love story again and answer

1. Whats Isabels husbands name?

2. When did they fall in love?

3. Where was her husband when she started writing the letter?

4. How long was the letter when she sent it?

5. When did she finally send the letter?

6. How long have they been married?

Read Roberts love story and answer True or False

1. __He met her when she was 14

2. __They ate French fries in one of their dates.

3. __They keep contact by mail when he was in the Air Force.

4. __They get engaged before he joined to the Air Force.

5. __They have been married for 47 years.

6. __She is 70 years old at present.

Write about your parents love story. How did they meet? When and where?

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LOVE STORIES

Read Isabels love story again and answer

1. Whats Isabels husbands name?

2. When did they fall in love?

3. Where was her husband when she started writing the letter?

4. How long was the letter when she sent it?

5. When did she finally send the letter?

6. How long have they been married?

Read Roberts love story and answer True or False

7. ____He met her when she was 14

8. ____They ate French fries in one of their dates.

9. ____They keep contact by mail when he was in the Air


Force.

10. ____They get engaged before he joined to the Air


Force.

11. ____They have been married for 47 years.

12. ____She is 70 years old at present.


Write about your parents love story. How did they meet?
When and where?